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Frozen Lighthouse

Why Your Winter Plans Should Include a Walk on the Beach

Tom Gill | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Tom Gill

When most people think of beaches, they visualize the tropics--white sand, warm water, and crowds of sunbathers. My view, however, is contrary. I enjoy exploring The Great Lakes beaches in winter, when temperatures fall well below freezing. Don't get me wrong, I love tropical beaches and warm weather. But to me, a frozen shoreline offers so much more than the typical tropical beach.

Photographing the Frozen Lighthouse

Tom Gill | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Tom Gill

In fact, in late November of this year, an early arctic weather pattern turned the Midwest cold and windy - the perfect ingredients for iced lighthouses on the Great Lakes. When I arrived at the lighthouse, my expectations were correct. This was the earliest I can remember, where the outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan was completely covered in ice. As a rule, mid to late December is the typical time for icing -cold, windy, and the lake is still liquid. Any later, and Lake Michigan tends to freeze over, and the splashing and spray are suppressed, so the lighthouses don't ice up.

Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of Frozen Lighthouse As Winter Approaches

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green

Winter has definitely arrived in the Great Lakes region, dumping dangerous amounts of snow on western New York, but bringing some beauty as well. On t...

Viral Photo Of Frozen Lake Michigan Lighthouse Is Kind Of A Hoax

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

A stunning photograph of an ice-covered lighthouse on Lake Michigan spread like wildfire on Twitter Tuesday, as users wielded the snowy picture as pro...

Frozen Lighthouse: Nature's Artwork On Lake Erie

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse turned into an artistic testament to nature after high winds and subzero temperatures continually coated...